- a very small island.
- Anatomy. situated in or pertaining to the islet of Langerhans: islet cells.
Origin of islet
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Examples from the Web for islet
But she did not ask him what it was, for already they were at the islet, and she must run in, and put on her clothes.
Nevertheless he had suddenly made the islet seem different to her.
Then the inhabitants of the house on the islet were not asleep, were not even in bed.
The islet, dark and distinct in outline beneath the moon, summoned him.
First the two men at the Antico Giuseppone, and now this man on the islet!
- a small island
C16: from Old French islette; see isle
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Word Origin and History for islet
1530s, from Middle French islette (Modern French îlette), diminutive of isle (see isle).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A small island.
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